NBA Rumors: Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson have interest in new contract

NBA Rumors: Cavs, Tristan Thompson have interest in new contract

Tristan Thompson is a longtime member of the Cleveland Cavaliers and has had a lot of success with the franchise. While many have expected him to leave town in free agency this offseason, it appears that the two sides may try to work out a new deal to keep him in Cleveland.

According to a report from Sam Amico of Sports Illustrated, the Cavaliers and Thompson have mutual interest in working out a new contract this offseason.

This seems a bit strange following the Cavaliers’ move to acquire star big man Andre Drummond at the trade deadline last year. Drummond does have a player option decision this offseason, but with his contract paying out just over $28.7 million next season, it seems likely he will stay.

Thompson is a quality role player, but doesn’t necessarily fit the direction the Cavaliers are heading. It’s strange, but it’s clear that Cleveland doesn’t want to let him go.

During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Cavaliers, Thompson ended up averaging 12.0 points per game to go along with 10.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He isn’t a high-profile rim protector, but he can defend decently.

If Thompson hits the open market, there will be quite a few teams with interest. Every team in the league loves having an energetic rebounder on the roster.

Expect to hear quite a few rumors surrounding Tristan Thompson this offseason. He may not be a guy that can power teams to wins, but as a backup power forward he would be a good addition for quite a few contenders.

However, don’t be surprised if Thompson simply ends up re-signing with the Cavaliers.

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